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Shotguns: Do-It-All Workhorse Firearms

We all hate that thought question, “If you could only have one gun, what would it be?”—but we all answer it, don’t we? Of course, it's a shotgun.

Shotguns: The Proverbial 'One Gun'

We all hate that thought question, “If you could only have one gun, what would it be?”—but we all answer it, don’t we? Of course, it's a shotgun.

Lasers and Lights on Shotguns

Adding a laser sight alone to a home-defense shotgun can help with rapid aiming, but it should be paired with a light to justify the additional weight.

Best Sight for Shotguns?

Is the basic bead ideal? There are myriad options for shotgun sights today, but sometimes simple solutions work best.

Useful Shotgun Drills

Practice these simple drills to stay on top of your shotgunning game.

Dealing With Recoil From Your Home-Defense Shotgun

While shotguns are a go-to platform for home defense, the excessive recoil of many heavy-hitting 00 defense loads can prevent people from practicing. Here are some tips for dealing with your shotgun's kick.

Aiming A Shotgun? Is That Really Needed?

Competitive shotgunners and expert wingshooters insist shotguns should be pointed to maximize their effectiveness on moving targets. Indeed, they say aiming a shotgun in the traditional sense of the word is futile. Yet, defensive experts and tactical shotgun shooters insist shotguns should be aimed much like a rifle to avoid missing.

Burris XTR II 158

Burris offers a “do-it-all” scope at a price significantly less than other riflescopes with similar features.

Let There Be Light

Obeying Rule 4, especially in the dark, is easier with these essential accessories for home defense.

Check Your Shotgun's Zero

Don’t assume your home-defense gun’s zero is “close enough” just because it’s a shotgun. Here’s what to do if it’s off.

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